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Forum Fanatic | SNG Scenario
ed cooper gets some feedback about an AK suited with flopped top pair hand in our Sit-n-Go Tourney Tactics forum.
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CO (t1500) Button (t1490) SB (t1480) Hero (BB) (t1850) UTG (t1420) UTG+1 (t1500) MP1 (t1500) MP2 (t1500) MP3 (t1260)
Hero's M: 61.67
Preflop: Hero is BB with KdAd,
2 folds, MP1 calls t20, MP2 calls t20, 4 folds, Hero bets t100, MP1 calls t80, MP2 calls t80
Flop: (t310) 8sAh6c (3 players)
Hero bets t200, 1 fold, MP2 calls t200
Turn: (t710) 4s (2 players)
Hero bets t400, MP2 calls t400
River: (t1510) As (2 players)
hero???? if i plan to check call, am i calling for my stack or only a fraction of it? how much? think i had about 1100 left.
taipan168: You built the pot very nicely for a river shove, so shove away. I don't give much credit for the runner runner flush, not many players are that bad as to chase a backdoor draw against big flop and turn bets from you.
DanAronG: I'm not sure I agree.
What hands could villain possibly have that you beat?
His range could be something like AQ, sets, made straights or missed straight draws. Maybe the odd Axs that hit 2 pair. Is AJ really calling all the way?
I' not included AA, KK, QQ or Ak due to the original preflop limp. Is JJ coming all this way? AJ?
So I'd check the river, cos I don't see any value in betting, and I can only see a call making sense if you think villain bluffs missed draws or majorly over values AJ/JJ (in tha case of the latter perhaps there is value in betting).
Extremophile: I'd shove the turn.
ed cooper: i shoved the river, and lost the hand. after i was a bit angry with myself, because i thought id been a tad zealous in my shove, for the reasons that Dan said.
the only way id have saved myself here wouldve been to give it up on the river. but, if hed raised me on either the flop or turn then i guess id have been stacking anyway.
so im lost as to what to think.
DanAronG: Put your opponent on a range, then discount hands based on his play each round. Then see what hands are left in his range and act accordingly.
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Poker News | WSOP 2010 with UB
As you know, the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is almost ready to go in Vegas, and many online players will be looking to satellite into events. I am going to start a 3 part series of articles that will help American players figure out where to earn their seats to the WSOP Main Event (ME). Youíll have plenty of opportunities between UB, Full Tilt, and PokerStars, and the best site for you might not be the best site for someone else because each site offers different satellites and different ME bonuses. Today I will go over the UB satellites and incentives.
Players interested in playing in the ME are able to get a special bonus if they can win their way into the tournament via satellites. Youíll be glad to hear that you wonít be needing a UB referral code for this bonus, however. If you can win your way into the Main Event by playing Sit Ní Goís (SnGs) or multi-table satellites, you will receive cash for being on Team UB.
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Poker Article | Breaking Down the Non-Hold'em Games Part 1
As the No-Limit Texas Hold'em games continue to get harder post-UIGEA it is only natural for players to branch out into other forms of poker looking for softer tables. In the past, online poker sites just offered Hold'em and Omaha; however, there are now a wide variety of games offered at most major sites including Stud (including razz and 8b), Omaha Hi/Lo, Draw (2-7, 5-card draw, Badugi), and mixed games such as PokerStars' 8-game and FullTilt's 7-game. The most well known mixed game is HORSE due to the air time it gained on ESPN during the $50k HORSE championship.
All of these games have their own set of rules that are quite different from one another. The same can be said for basic strategy. It is imperative to understand the rules and general tactics before entering these games. It might seem simple, but at the smaller stakes you will see a lot of players making mistakes due to not understanding the rules of the game they are playing.
The most popular non-Hold'em game is Pot-Limit Omaha. Practically every poker site runs a large variety of stakes generally starting as low as $2 buy-in PLO.
Pot-Limit Omaha Rules
The major different between Pot-Limit Omaha and Texas Hold'em is quite obvious from the moment you take your seat. Instead of being dealt two hole cards, each player at the table will receive four cards. The biggest mistake players make is when it comes to using these cards. You can only use up to two cards in your hand and up to three cards on the board when creating a five-card poker hand. Everyone who has played a significant amount of PLO has undoubtedly run into a player who thought they had the nut flush with just one card in their hand and four on the board. The same can be said for players who thought they had a full house with three of a kind on the board, and one of their hole cards pairing another board cards. Let's look at some common hand mistakes.
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Poker Dictionary | Aggrodonk
A bad player who is very aggressive, betting and raising the majority of the time.
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